Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State stated that the people of the state will vote for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the 2023 election.
According to him, credible voters in the state will not vote for the most popular regional presidential candidate, Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate.
Obi has gained popularity among ordinary Nigerians, especially on social media.
On Monday, however, during the inauguration of five Commissioners and two Special Assistants into his cabinet, the governor stated, “We will not vote for the Labour Party, but only for the APC. Our vote goes to the APC, not the Labour Party.
“Our agenda is Ebonyi agenda. We will cast our vote for Tinubu, our presidential candidate. This is our objective: the liberation of Ebonyi State.”
The Daily Trust reported that Umahi criticised the South-East zone’s delegates in the recently concluded APC presidential primaries, claiming that they “traded” their votes.
At the primary won by Tinubu, the Ebonyi governor received the most votes of any South East candidate with 38.
He stated that the outcome of the primary made him lose faith in Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the preeminent Igbo sociopolitical organisation.
“You (Ebonyi delegates) have established yourselves as examples of steadfastness in the country, and when people seek trustworthy individuals, they will seek you out.”
“I have lost complete faith in the leadership of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo sociocultural organisation, and I will openly oppose anyone who challenges the Ebonyi agenda,” he had said.